If you are looking for a change from the usual summer break and would like a more exotic destination, consider Indonesia's favourite island, Bali. It lies just south of the equator, two miles east of Java. Surrounded by coral reefs, it is an idyllic spot with stunning white sandy beaches in the south. Tourism is a major part of the island's economy so visitors are made very welcome. Accommodation is first class and service is exceptional. This gem in the Indian Ocean has much to offer; a wonderful landscape with the central mountains rising to over three thousand metres; forested hills; fertile rice producing plains and terraces; silver sands that glisten in the sunshine; coral reefs to delight the scuba diver; Hindu Temples galore; winner of the best island award in 2010 because of its tourist attractions and great restaurants. Do you need to know more? Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat, a cultural visit or twenty-four seven entertainment, there'll be a Bali resort to suit.
Low cost Bali holidays can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. Water sports' enthusiasts have a wide choice of activities and there are numerous sightseeing opportunities. One of the best beaches is Balangan, great for sunbathing and paddling. The currents here are strong so swimming is not recommended. If you want to swim, Sanur beach would be a good choice. Kuta Beach is a favourite with surfers. At night, it is a lively place to be as you'll find beach parties taking place. An essential part of a Bali holiday is to visit a temple or two. If you only visit one, make it the Uluwatu Temple which is perched at the top of steep cliffs, seventy metres above the ocean. A truly impressive sight.
The strong influences of Asia and the Far East are evident in traditional cuisine which is a delicious blend of spices. International foods are also widely available. There are many opportunities for shopping in Bali with everything from modern malls to market stalls. Silks and batiks are popular items. Nightlife can be as lively or as relaxed as you wish as there are venues catering for all moods and for every age group.
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